New Resident of Kansas

As of October 8, 2021, my move halfway across the country, from Southern California to Central Kansas, is complete! What an undertaking that was; one I don’t wish to repeat. I spent weeks carefully packing my things, which includes a huge, heavy antique china cabinet plus lots of antique glassware left to me by my mom. I spent more money on boxes and bubble wrap than I ever imagined possible, but I wanted to make sure things made it the ~1350 miles in one piece. It was a complicated move, too. I hired a company called U-pack to move my possessions and another called Orange Auto Transport to move my vehicle. The problem with the U-pack, was that the big 26′ moving trailer wasn’t allowed into the mobile home park. I therefore had to rent a big Uhaul truck, drive it home myself, and have the two movers I’d hired load the Uhaul, which I then drove to the U-pack facility (luckily just a few miles away), offload the Uhaul and load up the U-pack. It was a very nerve-wracking experience. I’m happy it’s behind me, and most important, the china cabinet arrived safely. I’m pleased to report my upstairs rooms are completely unpacked and decorated by now. I also have a large basement still full of boxes just waiting to be unpacked… maybe next week!

I took a break from housework yesterday and drove to nearby Sand Hills State Park for some outdoors time. It was a beautiful, sunny day with temperatures in the low 70s. Perfect for a nature walk. I took a few pictures, then drove around the local area before I heard my house calling me back for some yard work time. I have half an acre now, lots of big trees, and space just calling for vegetable and flower gardens! I’ll keep myself busy here, that’s for sure. ~SueBee

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9 Comments on “New Resident of Kansas”

  1. Oct 18, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

    Is the mystery plant staghorn sumac?

    Well done for making the move. Your yard sounds most potential.

    • Oct 18, 2021 at 10:10 pm #

      I do believe you’ve got it! Staghorn sumac… in looking through additional pictures I took that showed the leaves, and comparing to google images, they do look the same. I also looked up if it grows in Kansas and found out yes, indeed it does. Thank you!

      • Oct 19, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

        A pleasure. I used Google Lens which is often helpful.

  2. Oct 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

    As someone who also just recently moved, from So-Cal to Indiana, I feel your pain! Glad you made it through the move and its many stresses, and hope you get settled very soon 🙂

    • Oct 18, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

      Oh wow, you moved, too! Good luck as we learn to adjust to new climate and fun things to explore!!

      • Oct 19, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

        I’m not looking forward to winter, but everything else has been great!

      • Oct 26, 2021 at 10:17 am #

        I’m excited for winter…. but, ask me again in Spring, haha!

    • Oct 18, 2021 at 10:12 pm #

      By the way, your book sounds right up my alley. I look forward to reading it!

      • Oct 19, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

        Yay! I hope very much that you like it!

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